Government Funded VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy

Do you dream of becoming a massage therapist? Learn the skills and carve your own massage career within 5 months.

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Tutors: Rita Behar
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Course Highlights

Only one full day and one half day a week for 17 weeks

Career in the beauty industry

No experience needed

Valuable certificate accredited by VTCT

96% Pass Rate

Choose this course if:

You want to provide the ultimate pamper experience to clients
You are patient
You love chatting to people
You are open to learn new ideas and techniques
You have a great eye for detail
You thrive from being busy
You want your clients to walk away feeling beautiful and confident

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their employment in the beauty industry.

Do you want…

*A career that fits into your life commitments
*To book your own clients and charge your own prices
*To work as a massage therapist in a spa or salon or be a freelance massage therapist
*To use your creative skills to transform and beautify your clients
*Enhance your beauty techniques and make money from your passion
*To start a new career today!

If you…

*Have no experience
*Have limited time to study
*Don’t want to spend years as a massage therapist apprentice
*Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
*Are determined to create a better future your family
*Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time

By the end of this course will you will know

Communicate effectively to understand how to treat and care for your client
How to maintain your own personal action plan for your well being to ensure you are progressing but keeping a good work life balance
Perform an invigorating Swedish body massage with a variation of techniques to suit the clients needs
Promote deep relaxation and relieve tension in the body with the hot and cold stone therapy
Relieve stress and renew energy levels with Indian head massage techniques with and without the use of pre-blended oils
Holistically treat clients unwanted symptoms and promote relaxation with the use of pre-blended aromatherapy oils
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice

You also get:

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access after you graduate. He will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the nail industry and help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g freelance, rent a chair in a salon or opening up your own salon. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It’s simple, create your quick website using the pre-edited sections, all you have to do is plug in your personality, upload your photos and you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 3 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

You can work in the massage industry straight away as a freelance beauty massage therapist, be employed in a salon or spa, or choose to develop your skills with further training.

You can complete this course in just 5 months!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At CPBA we have 10 Years of experience in Government funding and employment strategies for people wanted to gain a career in the beauty industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling to land a job interview to living their dream job in as little as 6 months.

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 20 weeks by attending 1 full day and 1 half day at our salon. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in massage therapy and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a massage therapy industry professional who will guide you through practical lessons with practise on other students and real clients. They will push you to reach your goals and you will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments to make sure you fully understand the importance of safety when working on the body.

In the classroom you have the tutors full attention by working in a small group with 12 other students.


*Aged 19 or over
*A passion to work in hairdressing
*To wear a black uniform including black flat shoes, we provide you with 1 free CPBA t-shirt

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are over the 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan, you will pay this back when you earn more than £25,000 a year.

You are required to pay a £50 administration fee that will be deducted from your kit fee once you start the course.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee, you can pay by paypal credit.

Self-funded fee is £1900 for this course. We can offer you an instalment plan, so you can spread the cost of your course until you complete. You also have the option to pay with Paypal. You can cover the cost of your course and have 4 months to pay it off, interest free! Or you can spread it over a longer period with interest

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What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • In a commercial salon
  • In your own retail concession area in a larger department store
  • Be Independent, go self-employed, be mobile, work as a home-based massage therapist
  • Work on a cruise ship
  • Work in a gym

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised VTCT Level 2 Diploma certificate, recognised by the UK’s leading barbering association (BBA). You can choose to graduate as a State Registered Barber (SRB) with The Hairdressing Council.You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior men’s hairdresser. or choose to develop your skills with further training.

About the Tutors

Rita Behar
Further Info

5 Instructor Rating
3201 Reviews
3297 Students
2 Courses

I teach L3 Beauty and L3 Massage here at CPBA
I am very passionate about giving learners the best experience and to motivate them to enjoy the subject and to also see them progress to outstanding therapists and able to gain employment.
I have found that I can create a good rapport with learners and I am inspired to share my knowledge and expertise. I always wanted to be a teacher from a young age, but circumstances put that on hold, but when I returned years later as a student, I found that this was all I ever wanted to be.
My areas of expertise are:
Skincare, holistic therapies, hair removal – waxing, epilation and laser, eye treatments ranging from tinting to single lash extensions.
I do not have any spare time, as my career encompasses most of my time, but on the occasion, I do have time, I love peace and quiet on a beach in an exotic location!!
Having clients leave feeling they have had an amazing treatment, this gives me a lot of satisfaction. There are such a wide variety of treatments to learn and share.
My favourite treatment to have is body scrub, following by aromatherapy massage, I feel relaxed and my skin feels brand new!!


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    The teacher explained everything very well.

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    Dorota M.

    The course was great and I got a job straight after I finished.

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    Florin E.
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    Karina M.

    The training was very interesting and also entertaining. The tutor was very knowledgeable. The things I learn will help me to build a career in the industry.

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    Inga I.

    Very nice course. Friendly people.

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    Doncho B.

    Lot of practice which was very helpful.

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    Tatiana S.

    I found a new job after I completed the course so I’m very happy.

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    Angela P.

    Perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow.

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    Julian G.

    My tutor was amazing. The qualification benefited me because now I have the skills of a massage therapist and the certificate to prove it.

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    Ioana T.
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    Irena J.

    My skills are greatly improved in massage.

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    Alexandra N.

    Excellent teaching and practice.

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    Istvan K.

    The teacher was very professional and helpful all the time.

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    Oana Maria V.

    The teacher was very good. I learn new things and met new people.

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    Sorina Stan

    The best things about the training are meeting new people and learn new skills.

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    Lorena S.

    Everything was quite easy and clear.

Really informative and understandable course, improved my knowledge and skill.Nice staff and good training.
Carl K. Pruitt
Carl K. Pruitt
20:18 30 Jun 20
Masie helped a lot even when I found it difficult she took time to explain.Not everyone can afford some courses so this is a great chance to learn and do better for yourself.
Kristina Higuchi
Kristina Higuchi
19:30 30 Jun 20
Really informative and understandable course, improved my knowledge and skill.
Leda Maples
Leda Maples
04:23 30 Jun 20
Clear, informative and learnt something new
Terri Haynes
Terri Haynes
00:53 29 Jun 20
The teacher was good and the course time was perfect for me.
Richard Sharp
Richard Sharp
00:13 29 Jun 20
I got sick at the beginning of the course and the tutor did a great job getting me up to speed and she was extremely supportive until I finished. Now I can get a good job in the industry which I could only dream about in the past.
Tiara Shaffer
Tiara Shaffer
23:07 28 Jun 20
I learnt alot about barbering from this course. The course trainer explained everything as I went along .
Angelo Carr
Angelo Carr
23:45 26 Jun 20
I have learned a lot about nails, also my class and my tutor were lovely
Leonard Leonard
Leonard Leonard
20:30 24 Jun 20
I learned lots of new things in the course and our tutor was really friendly.
Sarah Clark
Sarah Clark
19:17 24 Jun 20
I learned new things in a very pleasant manner and I felt comfortable because I was at home.
Tery Mary
Tery Mary
23:29 22 Jun 20
The course was extremely interesting, a detailed technique for building the nail was presented. Modern and commercial art techniques.
Alysha Lindquist
Alysha Lindquist
23:20 22 Jun 20
I learned a lot and everything was best for me.
Ngela True
Ngela True
23:06 22 Jun 20
It was fantastic, I am happy to have a qualification.
Lelia Bach
Lelia Bach
02:53 22 Jun 20
Very professional approach, nice and helpful teachers. I am very happy with this school ❤️
Katarzyna Krawczyk
Katarzyna Krawczyk
12:05 21 Jun 20
Lots of great tips and advice. Both at work on nail treatments and in the salon.It helped me under stress.I'm glad I decided and the course made me sure.
Elisha Woody
Elisha Woody
19:37 20 Jun 20
I loved the classic lash online course! Tutor was amazing and communication was excellent! Everyone was very knowledgable and nothing was ever too much of an ask. Thank you Candor I will be seeing you again!
Hannah Marie Pengelly
Hannah Marie Pengelly
15:20 19 Jun 20
It was an excellent course for me
Lisa Butler
Lisa Butler
21:41 18 Jun 20
I enjoyed the course and found everyone to be lovely and really welcoming. I was a little nervous in completing the course as I am not very confident. However, Masie was lovely and I really enjoyed doing the course with her. thanks
Tina Reznar
Tina Reznar
20:23 18 Jun 20
I completed a L3 hair qualification with CPBA. I really liked the practical side of my training my tutor was really helpful.
Fanny Ricci
Fanny Ricci
00:31 18 Jun 20
Everything was straight forward and some one was always available when I needed help.
Dylan Rhoads
Dylan Rhoads
23:46 17 Jun 20
It was amazing, lovely staff and learnt so much highly recommend. They teach you a lot in the time given and will help if need me also you can look back on classes which is great
Jan Meyer
Jan Meyer
19:30 16 Jun 20
I’ve done a L2 barbering course and liked the practical approach to training. I will open my own salon soon.
Mary Rahn
Mary Rahn
19:09 16 Jun 20
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